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Coaching Or Therapy Which One Do You Need?

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Written by Shana O'Conners March 2032


As a certified professional coach, I often encounter clients who need clarification about the difference between coaching and therapy. While both coaches and therapists aim to help clients improve their lives, the approach and focus of each are different. In this blog, I will explain the difference between coaching and therapy and why you might choose to hire one or the other.

Coaching vs. Therapy

Coaching is a process that focuses on helping individuals or groups achieve their goals. Coaches use a structured, forward-thinking approach to help clients clarify their goals, identify obstacles, and develop action plans. Coaching is generally a short-term process and is designed to help clients achieve specific goals in their personal or professional lives.

On the other hand, therapy is a process that focuses on treating mental health issues, emotional problems, or psychological disorders. Therapists use various techniques to help clients understand and cope with their emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Therapy is generally a longer-term process designed to help clients overcome deep-seated issues and improve their overall mental health.

Why Hire a Therapist?

A therapist might be the right choice for you if you are struggling with emotional issues, mental health concerns, or past traumas. Therapists can help you understand and cope with your emotions, develop healthier thought patterns, and improve your overall mental health. For example, suppose you are struggling with depression or anxiety. In that case, a therapist can help you identify the root causes of your symptoms, develop coping strategies, and provide you with the support you need to manage your condition.

While coaching and therapy share some similarities, they are fundamentally different in their approach and focus. Whether you choose to hire a coach or a therapist will depend on your specific needs and goals.

If you want to achieve a specific goal, unlock professional development levels, improve a particular skill, or move forward in your personal life, a coach is the right choice. If this resonates, and you are looking to hire a coach, look no further; contact Disrupt The Impossible.

If you are struggling with emotional issues, mental health concerns, or past traumas, a therapist is the right choice for you. But, whatever your needs, it's essential to seek out the support you need to achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being.

Which one do you need, a coach or a therapist?

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Wishing you Blessings, Peace, Love, Light, and Success!

Welcome, I'm Shana, the founder of Disrupt The Impossible LLC. I am based in Chicago, IL, and have over 20 years of experience in the corporate world. I am Certified Coaching Professional, Everything DiSC and Meditation Practitioner, Business consulting, and Podcaster. My passion is assisting my clients in living life to their fullest potential by becoming the best version of themselves. I specialize in reinvention, goal setting, meditation, culture, and inspiration. Check out Disrupt The Impossible website to learn more about the company and me.

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Great blog. This was broken down very well

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